Setting the Scene
NCAA East Preliminary Meet
When: May 24-26
Where: USF Track & Field Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
Bucknell Qualifiers: Matthew Fay, Aidan Krombolz
Note: Top 12 in each event advance to NCAA Championships

Matthew Fay, Junior
Pole Vault (Thursday, 9:30 a.m.)
Seed: 39th – 16-9 ¼
Career Best: 16-10 ¾, 2017 NCAA East Preliminary Meet (Lexington, Ky.)
Notes: Fay will compete in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Meet for the second straight year … he finished 21st last season with a career-best height of 16-10 ¾ … that height is the current Bucknell record in the event … his best height this season (16-9 ¾) came at the Patriot League Championships and earned him a bronze medal.

Aidan Krombolz, Freshman 
Javelin (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
Seed: 46th – 209-11
Career Best: 209-11, 2018 Virginia Quad
Notes: Krombolz owns the eighth-best throw of any freshman in the East Region this season … competed in five meets this year and had a throw of at least 190 feet in all five … scored points at the Patriot League Championships with an eighth-place finish … owns the seventh-best throw in program history.

Last Bucknell man to qualify for NCAA Championships: Leonard Joseph (hammer), 2013
Last to qualify in javelin: Ted Heitzman, 2011
Last to qualify in pole vault: None